As a world-class urban research university, Wayne State provides students, faculty, and staff with the best available resources to achieve the highest standards of research and scholarship.

The university's best indicators of success are recognized scholarship, research productivity, and knowledge transfer to students and the community.

Mike Ilitch School of Business faculty members go the extra mile to make the school one of the nation's best in terms of research excellence, awards and honors. They maintain a national and international reputation for exemplary research through their many publications and presentations.

Our faculty help Wayne State take its place among the premier higher education institutions in the world. 

Institute for Leadership and Diversity (ILEAD)

The Institute for Leadership and Diversity (ILEAD) was created to integrate the Ilitch School's accelerating focus on organizational diversity and inclusive leadership.

In addition to providing innovative student, community and executive leadership education and development opportunities, ILEAD will consolidate and expand the Ilitch School's inclusive leadership service and research programs with business and community partners.

For more information, visit the ILEAD website or email

Other research centers and institutes

The university and other colleges within it have other research centers and institutes focusing on both academic and practical research.

These research bodies encourage innovative scholarship, provide societal services and strengthen Wayne State's performance as a nationally recognized research university.

Other research links

WSU Division of Research